A global pandemic couldn’t stop the latest NGP study tour
How do you run a study tour in the middle of a global pandemic?
It’s not a question any of us were thinking about when the NGP trip to Bahia in Brazil was first planned. The event, looking at land-use challenges and opportunities in the south of the state, was supposed to feature NGP’s usual mix of hands-on field visits and intense group discussion. Participants from around the world would have the opportunity to visit community agroforestry projects, see how pulp and paper companies Veracel and Suzano are supporting local development while conserving and restoring the Atlantic rainforest, and learn from Fórum Florestal da Bahia’s (FFBA; Bahia Forests Dialogue) 15 years of experience in discussing and resolving land-use conflicts.